On September 16, pro-abortion militants attacked the Mother and Unborn Baby Care pregnancy center in Southfield, Michigan, which serves nearly 200 women a year. The militants shattered windows and vandalized the establishment with spray paint, writing, “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you.” They signed their death threat “Jane.”
“Jane” is in reference to the pro-abortion terror group “Jane’s Revenge,” which began targeting pro-life institutions ahead of the Supreme Court’s June 24 ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. The terror group has claimed responsibility for at least 18 out of the hundreds of similar attacks on pro-life centers, churches, and individuals. Some of these attacks have involved firebombings and resulted in injuries.
Their latest target, MAUBC, provides vulnerable women with confidential peer counseling, ultrasounds, diapers, formula, and clothing, as well as referrals for medical care, housingm and adoption services. It has served the metro Detroit community since 1984.
Two women, seen in surveillance footage wearing hoods, are believed to be responsible for the attack.
Jack McGrath, chairman of MAUBC’s board of directors, indicated he and his team were shaken. “We are saddened by this act of malice,” he said, “and pray that these persons repent.
McGrath told WJBK, “I think these poor women are very misguided … I pray for them. We all pray for them.”
This is not the first time MAUBC has been attacked in recent weeks.
On June 24, all 14 ground-floor windows were smashed and a threat was scrawled on the pavement, saying, “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you!” The building was also tagged with “Jane was here.”
The “Jane’s Revenge” blog, which has championed pro-abortion violence and taken credit for various attacks, referenced the June 24 attack on MAUBC in a post on July 3, smearing the center as a “Fake Clinic” — a term also used to refer to pro-life centers by President Joe Biden’s nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, abortion advocate Julie Rikelman.
McGrath noted that he and his team “are kind of in a state of shock right now.”
When asked whether the center plans on “doing anything different security-wise” after this second attack, McGrath noted they were considering everything. “We are going to talk some more about what security we are going to enhance it with.”
Regarding his staff, McGrath indicated that they “are nervous about it, but we’re praying and hoping it doesn’t happen again.”
The Southfield Police Department alerted the FBI to the incident. Although in June, the FBI opened a domestic violent extremism investigation into recent attacks by pro-abortion militants, months later the bureau still has reportedly not made a single arrest.
Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) recently referred to those presently eluding justice as “far-Left domestic terrorist groups,” and shared a post from “Jane’s Revenge” highlighting the terror group’s incitements of violence.
“Now the leash is off,” said an email, alleged to be sent by the group. “It’s open season. … Through attacking, we find joy.”
— Rep. Jody Hice (@Rep. Jody Hice)
While the FBI, per Director Christopher Wray’s August 4 suggestion, is currently investigating this string of attacks, the Department of Justice has a task force taking action against state and local governments that implement or enforce pro-life laws that affect federal employees’ efforts to procure abortions.
Led by Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, this task force and the DOJ more broadly will, according to Attorney General Merrick Garland, “use every tool at our disposal” to ensure that women can abort their children.
Despite this second attack and continued state efforts to promote abortion, MAUBC will continue to help mothers and their babies.
“We have shown women nothing but love and compassion,” said McGrath. “Mothers return with the child they were considering aborting to tell us how grateful they are that we were there for them when they were troubled and desperate. … We trust in God’s will and His power.”
Pro-life pregnancy center vandalized with death threats